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Our joint pledge to increase financing and coordination and improve education for refugees

Jointly authored by Yasmine Sherif, Director Education Cannot Wait, Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education and Keiko Miwa, Regional Director for Human Development of the World Bank The first Global Refugee Forum, which kicks off in Geneva … Continue reading

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Benefits and challenges of refugee inclusion: Lessons from Lebanon

By Elizabeth Adelman, Vidur Chopra, and Sarah Dryden-Peterson, equal co-authors of a background paper for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report on double-shift schools in Lebanon At 1.30 pm on a balmy October afternoon in Beirut, 12-year old Nour and … Continue reading

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Cities need to pull their weight in using education to help migrants and refugees feel included

Today the GEM Report released its 40th policy paper ahead of the UNHCR Global Refugee Forum next month to mark the one-year anniversary of the Global Compact on Refugees. The paper highlights the increasingly important role of cities using education … Continue reading

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Fixing the Past: Conflict, Displacement and Education in Iraq

By Alison Oswald, author of a background paper on Iraq for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report on migration, displacement and education Last month four thousand children went to register for the new school year in Hamam al Alil Camp … Continue reading

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“Some refugees in my class have physical pain which doctors cannot heal” says Jenny, a teacher in a Welcome Class in Germany

I consider myself a migrant. I have lived abroad for 29 years. I now teach in “welcome classes” in Germany, which are set up to teach newly arrived students. At my school we have two welcome classes of 12 students … Continue reading

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New paper: Teachers need support to better help migrant and refugee students suffering from trauma

The number of migrant and refugee school-age children around the world has grown by 26% since 2000. Eight years on from the beginning of the Syrian conflict, a new paper released today and at an event in the Netherlands looks … Continue reading

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Providing education for migrants and refugees requires common action and shared responsibility

The global relevance and timeliness of the 2019 GEM Report Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls was fully evident at this week’s Global Education Meeting in Brussels. This is a key moment in the SDG 4 follow up … Continue reading

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